Stores are Scooping up A La Mode’s Nut-Free Ice Cream | CNN Money

Two years ago, restauranteur Marc Roth didn’t know anything about making ice cream.

Today he’s the founder of A La Mode, a completely nut-free, egg-free and sesame-free ice cream that has generated sales of $2 million.

The brand, which has a successful shop in New York City, is already in more than 1,450 stores around the country.

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We Quit Sugar for 10 Days and This Is What Happened | NBC News

I’ve never had the biggest sweet tooth, so when I heard that our next challenge for “We Tried It” was to give up added sugar for ten days, I thought it would be a piece of cake (ahem).

Much to my surprise, I was very wrong. I knew that unhealthy foods such as cupcakes, cookies and soda were filled with sugar — but I never realized that hidden sugars were lurking in so many other foods that I consume on a daily basis, until I started this challenge.

I did the challenge with two of my co-workers, Kyle and Geraldine. The rules were simple: avoid added sugar, read all food labels and only eat natural sugar, i.e. the kind you find in fruits and veggies, for 10 days.

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Best Website Creation Tips to Help Launch Your Entrepreneur Career | Getentrepreneurial.com

These days, your business can’t succeed without having a website to share all of your information and sell your products. However, it can’t look like anything. No, it has to be a true creation—something that catches the eye, entertains and convinces people to stay on it. It needs to have flair that makes it stand out from companies that offer similar products and services. Viewers need to be able to easily navigate the site instead of hunting for information on the pages. A quality website can help to boost business for the company while improving credibility. It’s a way to communicate with customers and those who are interested in what you offer. An added benefit of a website is that it operates 24 hours a day even when your company is closed, allowing for customers to make purchases and schedule services as long as the site is set up to accept payments and appointments.

Here are just a few things that you need to think about when it comes to your site:

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Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet | TechCrunch

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent Wikileaks CIA dump. The initial Vault 7 data drop led to Assange’s press conference about “helping” private companies patch vulnerabilities, all while fear started to spread around the intelligence community listening in to our internet-connected Samsung TVs and Apple products at home, and Cisco disclosing that its routers and Internet switches had been hacked.

Most recently, CIA Director Mike Pompeo criticized WikiLeaks in his first public address since being confirmed, calling the organization a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” Pompeo makes an undeniable point about the far-reaching consequences of a leak such as this one — which, speaking from an intelligence perspective, is likely the most frightening yet.

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5 Myths About Your Clients and Social Media That You Should Forget Right Now | Duct Tape Marketing

When it comes to social media marketing, any small business can utilize their online presence for lead generation. But, if social media marketing is so easy to leverage, then why do 65% of companies state, according to Hubspot, that lead generation and traffic is one of their top marketing concerns? It’s because many businesses aren’t using social media to its full potential. They are blinded by the many myths floating around regarding their clients and social media.

These misconceptions are hindering your marketing effectiveness and should be forgotten immediately.

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Google, the world’s top advertising company, is building an ad blocker for Chrome | Mashable

Google, the internet’s biggest advertising company, may be building an ad blocker.

The search giant plans to roll out a feature in the next mobile version of its Chrome browser that would filter out certain types of ads, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday,

Such a tool seems at odds with the company’s primary revenue source, but Google thinks that it could actually deter people from resorting to other blockers in the long run, according to the report.

By targeting only the most disruptive ad formats — pop-ups, interstitials, and autoplay videos, for instance — the hope is that less people will be driven to third-party software. Google already ostensibly bans many of these types of ads anyway.

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Barbie out of fashion as Mattel slumps | BBC News

Barbie sales fell 13% in the first quarter, adding to a much worse-than-expected slump for Mattel, the world’s largest toy company.

It was the second consecutive quarter of falling sales for the doll, which has been a key part of the firm’s product range for almost six decades.

Mattel said sales dropped by 15.4% to $735m (£574m) for the three months to 31 March.

That was the biggest slide since 2009 and short of the $801m forecast.

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Bill O’Reilly Exits Fox After Sexual Harassment Scandal | Bloomberg

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, the network’s most valuable host, is leaving in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal that caused dozens of advertisers to flee his top-rated show.

21st Century Fox Inc., parent of the most-watched cable network, announced his exit in a one-sentence statement Wednesday. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”

O’Reilly is the channel’s top draw and has been the most recognizable face of Fox News for much of its 21 years, meaning his exit will test viewer loyalty. Up to now, the network has successfully weathered the loss of key figures including founder Roger Ailes, who was also accused of sexual harassment. Another top network personality, Megyn Kelly, left for NBC in January.

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Now WeWork Wants To Build Out Your Office And Run It For You | Fast Company

At a time when more traditional businesses are scrambling to adopt the efficiencies of leaner startups, help is on the way. WeWork is currently in the research phase of a new initiative through which it will revamp companies’ offices for them, remaking them in WeWork’s image and arming them with office-management technology and a cultural attaché.

Chief product officer David Fano and head of product research Joshua Emig unveiled the infant project at a breakfast event today inside a glossy wood-walled WeWork in lower Manhattan. They discussed how they’re planning to move WeWork beyond co-working spaces to help big companies manage their own offices. Initially these on-site services will only be for large companies with 50,000 to 60,000 square feet and at least 1,000 employees. The new offerings would include everything from building out interiors to managing guests, booking conference rooms, coordinating events, analyzing office data on space usage, and providing a human community manager to instill WeWork philosophies.

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Prosecutors move to toss more than 21,000 tainted drug cases | ABC News

Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.

The state’s highest court had ordered district attorneys in seven counties to produce lists by Tuesday indicating how many of approximately 24,000 cases involving Annie Dookhan they would be unable or unwilling to prosecute if the defendants were granted new trials.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts said Tuesday night that 21,587 cases had been recommended for dismissal. It said that would be the largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history.

The cases would be formally dismissed by court action, expected Thursday, the ACLU said.

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